Particle refers to a graphics technique that uses a large number of very small sprites or other graphic objects to simulate certain kinds of "fuzzy" structures like fire, explosions, etc.

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Infinite Jumper Snow Effect

I wish to achieve a snowing effect on my game. The game is made in LibGDX and im using ParticleEmitter. I created a snow effect in ParticleEditor which consists in a line which spawns snow flakes. The ...
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How do you add rotation to particles?

Today I was working on a particle system and I can't figure out how to give the particle billboards a rotation (so to have them spinning clockwise or counter-clockwise while facing the player). I ...
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How to offset particles from point of origin

Hi I'm having troubles off setting particles from a point of origin. I want my particles to spread out after a certain radius from a the point of origin. For example, this is what I have right now: ...
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How does one avoid hundreds of copies into a vertex buffer each frame?

Assume a Direct3D9-based 2D game, high resolution, very busy. Performance critical. A particle system has 2,000 particles. They are scattered throughout the world with only a subset visible on screen ...
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Getting more particles in engine

I followed rbwhitakers tutorial on making a particle engine and I'm wondering how to get more particles on the screen. I was thinking that the "total" variable would do it but it doesnt. Is this ...
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iOS Sprite Kit - Blend Mode Effect

This question builds upon the following question: How can I achieve a good fire effect with alpha blending and particles? I want to achieve the visual effect of using SKBlendModeAdd on a black layer, ...
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How can I implement beam effects like these?

I am interested in the techniques I could use to create the following effects: Can I accomplish this with a particle system or a series of texture quads, or what? You can see this effects in ...
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Xna Particle Explosion like Geometry Wars

I am making a game, in similar graphics display as Geometry Wars. In Geometry Wars (noticeable in the title, as well as when you blow up an enemy), there are these colorful explosions that emit, then ...
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Sound activated particlesystem

I am trying to make a particle system that is activated by sound. Like emitting on the beat resizing on the beat and such things. I found some nice tutorials on how to make things like ...
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Particle systems on multiplayer games

I'm working on a 2D javascript/Three.js multiplayer game, using web sockets and an authoritative server currently written in Python. The combat mechanic will be similar to Geometry Wars however i'm ...
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What are some of the more commonly used projectile rendering techniques?

couldn't find a duplicate question (bit surprising to me) but anywho I'm starting to get near implementing the rendering of projectiles for my game. My question is what are some good techniques for ...
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Can the Shuriken particle system create particles with random shapes and sizes?

I want to create differently sized (but small, relative to the characters) dust clouds for player movement that move away from the player and fade away by shrinking. This animated GIF from Samurai ...
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Use different values for Depth Test and Depth Write in OpenGL

Is there a way to use something similar to PolygonOffset to make a depth test more permissive (move fragment depth towards eye) but still write the original depth value to the depth buffer? The only ...
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DirectX particle system. ConstantBuffer

I'm new in DirectX and I'm making a 2D game. I want to use a particle system to simulate a 3D starfield, so each star has to set its own constant buffer for the vertexshader es. to set it's world ...
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How do I create an actor class in UDK that will spawn a specific particle system?

I'm trying to write a new class that I can drag from actor classes window into the scene and it will spawn a specific particle effect. Its going to be a 'prop' that later will also contain a static ...
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Drawing beam effect in UDK?

I'm having trouble drawing a particle effect between two actors in UDK - Both the source and the target are not static objects, so as far as I can tell I need to do it in the code not in kismet. ...
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GPU particle system using vertex texture fetch in Direct3D9

I've been reading up on particle systems amongst other stuff and one interesting approach uses rendertargets to store a particle's position, velocity, lifetime, etc. A pretty neat summary is given ...
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How to implement explosion in OpenGL with a particle effect?

I'm relatively new to OpenGL and I'm clueless how to implement explosion. So could anyone give me some ideas how to start? Suppose the explosion occurs at location $(x, y, z)$, then I'm thinking of ...
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How to obtain “annealing” effect via particle system

In this video demonstration, there is the annealing effect, where particles seems to loose their hue and converge into pure white, and then gradually disappear via alpha channel. And in parallel to ...
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XNA: How to make particles face the camera but not alter the pitch

I'm using the particles sample from create.msdn.com/en-US/education/catalog/sample/particle_3d which by default, has all the particles look straight at the camera. I'm trying to modify it so that the ...
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ways to make a physics engine

Hey so i've been looking into real time physics engines, which led me to the crazyLaggoa multiphysics engine by thiaga costa, and brought up the question of: What are some possible ways, ideas that ...
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How do I create a “flying through space” effect?

On the Final Destination stage in Super Smash Bros Brawl (and SSB Melee) the players fight on a platform seemingly moving through space: I see particle effects, but I don't understand how they made ...
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Cover Screen with Snowing Effect in Libgdx

Oddly enough I cant find clear instructions on this theme (I only found rain and the method is very particular) so I ask, how do I implement a whole-screen snow-falling effect? The methods i can ...
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How to obtain contrail visual effect?

I have objects moving in OpenGL ES1 application. I want some of them to leave behind contrail – like if they would emit some radiation or something. EDIT: the kind of contrail is: light contrail – ...
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Cascade(Waterfalls) particles animation - openframeworks, alternatives

Has anyone tried to create a waterfall particles animation using openframeworks? Is it possible? Is it good? If not, can you recommend any other frameworks for easier creation of cascade animation? ...
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Persist emitted particles in scene after particle system has ended/destroyed?

In Unity, is is possible to persist emitted particles in a scene after the system has ended or even possibly destroyed? I have a particle system attached to my player prefabs that does a rudimentary ...
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Adding an angle variance to a 3d vector

I am converting a particle emitter from 2d to 3d. In the 2d system the original coder used a random angle variance and added it to the angle. So it would be something like: thisAngle = emitterAngle ...
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Starting with shaders and particles

I'm working on a flow field with particle systems and starting to learn about shaders in three.js. Current state of my work is available here. As such amount of calculations is quite heavy for a big ...
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Creating thrusters on a ship in Unity3D

So, I'm using the legacy particle "small flames". Basically what I want it to do is always emit below the ship, so when the ship turns and such it still looks like the thrusters are firing. I know ...
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How do I move a 3D particle using the Mercury particle engine?

I'm currently creating a 3D game with XNA, and I am in need of some particles.That's why I searched for a particle engine. I found Mercury, watched the tutorials and integrated it in the game. But ...
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How can I render a JBox2D ParticleGroup?

I want to render a ParticleGroup from JBox2d using OpenGL. I've managed to define a particle group area, but I'm unsure how to draw the individual particles. Here's how I create the ParticleGroup: ...
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Unable to draw single particle effect at two places

I am using Libgdx ParticleEffect to draw a fire particle effect . The issue I have is that when I try to render a ParticleEffect at two different locations within single game loop, only the last ...
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Generating a particle effect on top of a GUIElement (Unity)

I am working in Unity on a 2D project which is using C#. I have a number of guitextures which are hearts in order to create a sort of life meter. I would like when the player loses a heart for the ...
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Effect culling on uneven terrain

I'm trying to integrate a "ground particle" effect (like a fire-circle or similar) in Unity3d, however since i'm using uneven terrain as my terrain mesh, the effect gets culled behind terrain parts ...
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Drawing flaming letters in 3D with OpenGL ES 2.0

I am a bit confused about how to achieve this. What I want is to "draw with flames". I have achieved this with textures successfully, but now my concern is about doing this with particles to achieve ...
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Identify a selected prefab rather than all of them [closed]

I am trying to play a particle effect when an enemy is killed but it seems to play on a randomly selected one rather than the one that was hit. However the enemy that was hit still disappears and ...
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How to create a magic orb like in Skyrim?

How would I go about creating magic orb that looks like from magic menu in Skyrim in Unity3D? Here is what I have in mind: Orb Image And a video of that effect from 0:09-0:13: Orb Video
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ParticleEffectPool.obtain() not resetting particles

I want to use ParticleEffectPools in libGDX but I'm running into an odd issue where the effects don't seem to be reset when obtained by the pool. The code below looks for an existing ...
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How Many Particles at a Time?

How many particles should a particle system be able to process in a single step/game loop? I designed a system and it can run up to 5000 particles with my 2GB RAM PC (I only run the particle system ...
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LibGDX's particle emitter - Multiple particles in the same effect?

Hello everyone reading this, I've used the particle editor to edit an effect to put in my game. Is it possible to have multiple and randomly emitted images (particles) instead of one? I don't want ...
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Creating a 3D mushroom cloud [closed]

Hi I am trying to create a mushroom cloud animation for my strategy game. Something like this. I have been looking at info for creating explosions in general, and the way to go seems to be using 2D ...
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How to render multiple objects as a single object for fluid simulation?

I'm trying to do fluid simulation using particles in 2d game. I have larger particles, which interactive each other physically, those particles collide with environment (e.g wall,obstacles) to ...
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Move Particle to touch position on android

I am attempting to make a Particle start moving to the position of my finger on the touch of the screen. I have been using this as the basis so far: public void update() { deltaX *= .9; ...
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Particle Effects Start Glitching out

My particle effects have gone crazy look: In my game, bombs drop on castle and then explode For the first few second of my game the particle effects for the explosion works. The particle effects ...
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Texture not visible on particles

This is the first time I am working with particles (GL_POINTS) I am using kinematic equations and controlling their movement in vertex shader. I am following an example given in OpenGL 4.0 Cookbook ...
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How can I set a system's emission rate using Particle Designer 2.0?

In cocos2d-iphone (2.1), CCParticleSystem has a property called emissionRate. Is there any way to set it using Particle Designer 2.0? I've tried all the various settings but there doesn't seem to be ...
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Particle trajectory smoothing: where to do the simulation?

I have a particle system in which I have particles that are moving to a target and the new targets are received via network. The list of new target are some noisy coordinates of a moving target stored ...
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CCParticleSystemQuad works as intended every second time

I'm using CCParticleSystemQuad for particles, loading it from plist: flourEmitter = [CCParticleSystemQuad particleWithFile:@"FlourParticles.plist"]; But it works not every time. Every second or ...
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2D Particle Physics [closed]

I am wanting to write small Particle and ParticleEmitter Classes for a HTML5 Canvas Game (Though, just discussing it in pseudo code is fine) I am not great, at all, at Physics, and I don't want to ...
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Libgdx Particle Editor: Blank UI elements

How can I get Libgdx Particle Editor to run properly on my 32-bit Windows 7 machine? When I run it, the UI elements are blank like this: